Linux: Let your program run as background service

In this post you will learn how to convert your headless Linux program to a service running in the background. Here with headless is meant a program without user interaction and without graphical user interface (GUI). Assumed is that you are running a Linux distribution with Systemd enabled, like Ubuntu 15.10. In the example below,… Continue reading Linux: Let your program run as background service

WalkTracker – Android application

This application will track your walks and store them on the device. It arose from own needs to track walks without the need to create an external account or link it with for example Facebook. Nevertheless you can share your track using Facebook if you like or send it via e-mail to yourself or friends.… Continue reading WalkTracker – Android application

Dynamic public IP-address / Call – Home

Assume you do have a computer connected to the Internet which obtains it’s public IP-address dynamicly. Some providers like 1und1 in Germany require that the xDSL line is reset every day at least one time. At that moment you obtain a new IP-address from a pool of addresses. Privacy This dynamic IP-address is great if… Continue reading Dynamic public IP-address / Call – Home

Raspberry Pi: Controlling your wall sockets

In this post I will describe 2 methods to operate “remote controlled sockets” via the Raspberry Pi. The methods differ in the used software. Both methods use C as development language and compile to native Raspberry Pi code (ELF 32-bit LSB executable, ARM, EABI5 version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked). The prerequisites and wiring are the… Continue reading Raspberry Pi: Controlling your wall sockets